Sumerian Origin Of Humans
The Sumerians knowledge of the solar system 4600 years ago drew the solar system as it is today. This video explains this and about a planet that only returns every 3600 years. A very interesting video for students studying this group as well as for those studying astonomy. This video may be somewhat frightening to some students as to it refers to possible dramatic events in the future.
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Early American Literature (1700 - 1800) and Famous Americans
A brief look at the Colonial Period (also known as the Age of Reason,
Enlightenment, and Naturalism) in this non-narrated seven minute video. It is essentially an encyclopedia of famous people, events, and movements during this time period. Some of the topics in the video include: the Triangular Trade, Kepler, Galileo, deism, dawn of liberalism, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and Phyllis Wheatly. This video is not limited to literature. (07:40)

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[Learn French] [Conjugaison] Comprendre
This video (15:17) gives several conjugations of the word: comprendre (to understand). After the native speaker says each phrase one time, he says "Repetez", allowing the viewer to repeat the phrase. Good for beginning French language-learners or for review.
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Constructing Parallel Lines
Constructing parallel lines with a compass and straightedge uses the converse of the parallel lines theorem. This video explains how creating congruent corresponding angles (or congruent AIA or AEA) guarantees parallel lines. The first step in constructing parallel lines is to draw a transversal through the given point to intersect the given line. Last, duplicate an angle created by the transversal and the given line. (1:08)
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Numbers Written in Words
Lesson on numbers written with words.  Larry explains how to write out less common numbers in words and how to say the number properly.  More lessons at: http://www.MathWithLarry.com

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The Art of Francis Bacon - Part 3/6
Francis Bacon is widely held to be the greatest living painter in the world. No actual Bacon footage, but some good close-ups and quotes narrated by Derek Jacobi. No actual Bacon footage, but some good close-ups and quotes narrated by Derek Jacobi. Bacon lived from 1909-1992.  He was an Irish painter  who lived mostly in London.  In 1960 he painted portrait heads of his friends because he wanted to defeat death by leaving images.
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Thinkwell American Government: McCulloch v. Maryland, Part 1 of 2
This is an excellent presentation concerning this famous court case. The presentation is done in lecture style with images that accent the lecture. (06:17)
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Thinkwell American Government: Marbury v. Madison, Part 2 of 2
This is an excellent presentation concerning this famous court case. The presentation is done in lecture style with images that accent the lecture. (09:06) This is a clip from a larger segment.
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Google Scholar Can be a Starting Point for Research
A colleague once said that students can't use Google for research, because they don't know how to search properly. She was primarily concerned that inexperienced researchers do not know how to identify legitimate online resources. Google Scholar solves this problem by providing books, articles and even legal documents on virtually any subject. (There is no sound.) (01:53)
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Patty Cake
In this video, a librarian recites the rhyme "Patty Cake". (:26)
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More About Place Value With Tens and Ones
Students will learn how to find the value of a digit by determining its place value.  User clicks through the two slides.

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Use Clues to Solve a Word Problem
Students learn how to use clues to solve problems.  Follow the clues.  Cross out the answers that do not match the clues.  This is logical reasoning. User clicks through the slides.

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Using Fact Families in Addition and Subtraction
Addition and subtraction facts that use the same numbers are related. 6+5 =11 and 11 - 5 = 6 are related facts.  Use related facts to solve problems. User clicks through the slides.

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English Vocabulary Lessons-Identifying Animals Flashcards
The aim of this video is to help to improve English vocabulary. Pictures of a variety of animals is shown on the screen with an "a" in the upper left hand corner. The commentator speaks the name of the animal with the "a" (a koala, a seal, a giraffe). This is a great teaching resource for our ELL students and for beginning readers. (1:52)
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English Vocabulary Lessons-Halloween Vocabulary
This video introduces Halloween vocabulary word by showing the picture and speaking the name of the picture. This is a great resource for our ELL students and our beginning readers. (1:53)
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English Vocabulary Lessons-Body Parts Vocabulary
This video helps to improve English vocabulary. A picture of a body part is shown as it is pronounced. This is a great teaching resource for our ELL students and for our youngest students. (2:17)
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English Vocabulary Lessons-Food-What Do You Want to Eat?
This video is to help to improve English vocabulary and pronunciation. The focus of this video is on foods. A matching picture is shown (pizza, sandwich, salad, taco, cereal, etc.) as the commentator speaks the word. This is a good teaching resource for our ELL students, our youngest learners, and special education students (2:11).
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How to Write an Introduction Paragraph for Your Essay
This is an essay introduction formula for academic writing using the three-part funnel approach: grab attention, bridge to thesis, present thesis. Presented by Michelle Bowman of the Effective Writing Center, University of Maryland University College.
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How to Write an Introduction to Your Essay
Note: There is a couple of moments of silence as the instructor waits for you to read the paragraph. The instructor 'dissects' themfirst paragraph by color-coding, then explains the significance of each part of the paragraph.
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How to Write an Introduction for an Essay
Learn how to write an introduction for an essay in this clip.  A writing instructor gives tips on how to write the introduction of an essay.

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